When should I make a personal history documentary?

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photo_womanA short piece can be made and shown at a big birthday, anniversary, or retirement party. The honoree can be interviewed beforehand, or relatives and friends can be interviewed for a surprise piece shown at the party.

Before a wedding, the family can be interviewed telling stories about the bride and groom. It can be incorporated into the wedding video as well, creating a true document of the family that will be treasured.

Leaving the home you’ve lived in for decades can be both a happy and sad time to reminisce. You can relive warm memories and capture the special spots in your house as you and your family are filmed going from room to room.

But actually, no occasion is necessary to capture your life and your stories on film, the only thing needed is your desire to preserve the people, places and events that shaped who you are.